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Back on the Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
+1 310-393-8282
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Central Ohio
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us ate here. I had the ceviche which was terrific, my brother had bagel with lox - very generous with the lox. Mom had excellent fish tacos. We had to sit inside because we didn't want to wait for an outside table, but it was fine, we still had a nice beach view. Good service and for LA,... More 

Thank ohliz
Durango, Colorado
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Oh, the beach really is right there. Wonderful menu. Great service. Prices are pricey, but the beach is right there! I had a delicious House Roasted Turkey Panini and it was perfect. My husband had fish and chips. He bragged about the order being really good. He has eaten a boatload of fish and chips in Britain, so he knows... More 

Thank Sharon M
Wales, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We went from Venice beach to Santa Monica on a bike ride and decided to stop for breakfast. The sirvice was good and the food also.lovely location on the beach friendly staff. The toilets are clean as well.

Thank Georgina G
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Excellent cheeseburger, excellent service, and excellent location! Hamburger was cooked perfectly. Grab a bite to eat after a day on Santa Monica Beach. Sit outside and people watch. The ocean views are amazing.

Thank Mary G
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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528 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We visited this sweet beach restaurant on a friday afternoon. Although they said they couldnot accomodate us inside because of the crowd, they made us a favour when an empty table showed up. My friend had a ceasars salad and I had a tuna salad with soft drinks which were all tasty.Service was ok. The price was decent. It is... More 

Thank nkohen
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Back on the Beach is right off the Pacific Coast on a lovely stretch of beach. The restaurant itself has been renovated quite recently but has retained the beachy atmostphere it's famous for. Now it's also attached to a beach club where you can pay by the day and have access to a lovely pool, picnic and snack bar facilities.... More 

Thank Robyn M
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Sometimes when we sit here and have lunch, I think how lucky we are to live in such an amazing city and have all of the benefits of city life yet feel like we are in some resort. The long white sand beaches stretched out before you, you feet in the sand watching the waves crash on the sand, and... More 

Thank HappyTravelersJD
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My family of 5 visited Back on the Beach over Spring Break. We were looking for a relaxing place on the beach with easy access, good food, and not a ridiculous price. This was absolutely the right place! Everyone enjoyed their food, service was great (this does not mean fast when you're on a beach), and the meal did not... More 

1 Thank Mark S
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

My personal experience is that the food was fine. As a matter of fact, I had the fish tacos and really enjoyed them. BUT, you really go here for the fantastic location. Located right on the beach the restaurant is ideal for adults and kids alike. Close to the Santa Monica pier but far enough away where the immediate area... More 

Thank Mike1indy
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146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Great setting on the beach.. Friendly and attentive service.. Great breakfast... Also great experience recommended!

Thank CoolTravelGuyIsrael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-8282

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Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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